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UVA Professor Shilpa Davé: Asians in Action – Media Narratives and Representations in the 21st Century

August 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday August 13th
6:00pm – 7:00pm


All alumni, parents, and friends are invited to join us for an evening with Shilpa Davé, Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

Asian Americans have been the subject of popular culture for years, including 21st-century viral trends ranging from K-pop to Crazy Rich Asians and Bollywood crossovers to political figures such as Kamala Harris and Andrew Yang running for president. What unites Asian Americans? As a disparate group of nationalities, ethnicities, and religions, Asian Americans have attracted media representations as a mobilizing force. Shilpa Davé will explore how Asian Americans intersect and shape broader historical, political, and cultural contexts around issues related to social justice and COVID-19 as well as celebrity culture, immigration and labor, citizenship and nationalism, and global migration. Her focus will be on Asian Americans producing and writing their own stories in both independent and mainstream media platforms.

Zoom information to join will be emailed to registrants before the event.

Sponsored by the UVA Club of Washington, DC and AAPAAN. We hope to see you there!

For more information on this event, please contact Victoria Nguyen (CLAS ’16) at victoria.quynhnhu.nguyen@gmail.com.

Note: These events are being recorded by audio, video, and photographic means. By participating, you grant the University of Virginia the right to use your voice/likeness in any depiction of these events, including sharing on social media. Video is not required to participate in this event. Please reach out to uvaclubs@virginia.edu if you have any questions.

This event is #open to all alumni, parents, and friends.

Register here!


August 13, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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